Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas
On the contrary. The beauty of Data was that he was often the most human character on the show. Spiner played him in such a way that you could get glances of the equivalent of emotions. Which is why the emotion chip idea didn't work.
"Does Data have a soul? I don't know that he has. I don't know that I have. But I have got to give him the freedom to explore that question himself."
The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer. - former US Secretary of State and unconvicted war criminal Henry Kissinger